Dr. Gary Kiltz
Gary Kiltz is in his fourth year as superintendent of Greendale Schools. Before Greendale, Dr. Kiltz was in the School District of Menomonee Falls, where he worked as Director of Curriculum and Learning since 2012. He also served as a principal for more than 12 years, locally at both Menomonee Falls High School and South Milwaukee High School, as well as in Arizona. Dr. Kiltz began his career as a social studies teacher before working with at risk students as a lead teacher and director of alternative schools in Menomonee Falls, West Bend, and Mesa, Arizona.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership and Supervision in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies was conferred by Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He also holds certification in curriculum and instruction from Cardinal Stritch University.
Dr. Kiltz teaches graduate level courses at Concordia University in Mequon, WI and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. As a university instructor, he serves on dissertation committees, providing insight and advice to students doing major research to benefit students and education.
Kiltz lives in the community where his daughter attends high school and his family takes advantage of offerings through Greendale Park & Recreation.
Greendale Schools Strategic Vision 2020 brochure is available online here. Pick up a paper copy at the Community Learning Center, the Historic Greendale Welcome Center, or the schools' District Office.
September 6, 2019
Dear Greendale Schools Families,
I am amazed at how quickly the summer flew by and the 2019-2020 school started. The beginning of the school year started very smoothly with a focus on creating learning environments that have high levels of engagement, rigor, and relevance for our students. This begins by fostering strong relationships, understanding students' backgrounds, and recognizing the strengths that each student brings into the classroom and school. As we continue to move forward with Vision 2020, the priorities target these improvements:
I also want to thank the community for the approval and commitment to the facility improvements occurring with all five of the schools. This is part of the Vision 2020 and creating learning environments that provide spaces for greater student engagement, collaboration. During the summer, all of the renovations at Greendale Middle School were completed including major improvements to the business education lab, technical education lab, and library. Air conditioning was also completed at all five schools along with extensive site work at Canterbury and Highland View. I truly appreciate the flexibility and adaptability through this school year as we start the new construction at four out of our five schools.
Finally, we were able to get many other projects done across the district as a result of donations that were received by area businesses and community members. This allowed the district to install new scoreboards on our athletic fields at the high school, restore the Alonso Hauser statute at the middle school, and support the marching band trip to Pasadena, California for the Rose Bowl Parade and Field Show. I thank them for the dedication to the schools and our students.
I am looking forward to seeing you around at the different school events during the fall. We are inspiring minds.
Gary Kiltz, Ph.D